Many candidates who received money from unethical sources were defeated in the primary election, demonstrating a voter-approved mandate for lawmakers to remove dirty money from Missouri's political realm.
Rather than entering into another contentious debate about “greedy trial lawyers” versus patients’ rights, Missouri leaders should look at new ways to handle medical malpractice claims.
The Pentagon now spends roughly twice as much as it did in 2001. After the 10-year, $450 billion in 'sequestration" cuts, the Pentagon still will have a base budget next year of $472 billion.
For a growing number of families across the country, school shopping means having the freedom to choose one school over another. It means looking at different schools and selecting the one that is the best fit for the child.
Missouri does not have an energy department. The nearest match might be the state's Public Service Commission. If authority is transferred to local governments, uniformity issues might arise. The shoreline extends through four counties and a number of municipalities.
The rover Curiosity's landing on Mars demonstrates that not only is the United States still the world's leader space exploration, but that people should be getting excited about American innovation.
Recent studies show that prostate screenings may not be as beneficial as one may think.
Missouri's public defender system needs an overhaul. Tax increases to help will save the state money in the long run.
The Missouri State Supreme Court ruled the state auditor is empowered to write fiscal notes for ballot issues.
The bill would amend the state constitution to ensure the right to express religious beliefs, the right for schoolchildren to pray n their school and that all public schools display the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution.
In response to the prolonged drought, Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday the state will contribute an additional $5 million to a cost-sharing program to provide water for crops and livestock.
Missouri is seeing an influx in phony pill parlors and corrupt doctors partly because of crackdowns on pill-pushing operations in other states, such as Florida, the nation's leader in bogus pain clinics.
In the aftermath of last week's shooting in Aurora, Colo., pro-gun ideologues are up in arms against gun control laws, and politicians are dodging campaign bullets by ignoring the issue.
The Olympics Games in London will captivate a worldwide audience.
Residents of 10 Missouri counties — all in the south-central region — are poorer and less educated than the rest of the state.
Monir Shababi writes that overlooking the subject of obesity is contributing to people not seeking treatment.
In Missouri and Kansas, income from students’ tuition now exceeds the amount of money the flagship universities receive from state legislatures.
The right to refuse to have health insurance is a lot like the "right" to sleep under bridges. No one wants to exercise it.
Universities are cutting academic programs, but when the budget talks mention athletics, there always seems to be a little extra money for a new facility.
In government, regulations and legislation accumulate. Among the remaining bills signed into law Friday were measures to clean, organize and eliminate clutter in accumulated legislation.